What Exams Can I sit?
... and Where?
Tutors & Exams has a network of exams centres covering a wide range of subjects, across the UK.
Tutors & Exams have established a network of exam centres located across England, approved by the UKs Awarding Organisations and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), to host examinations set by them. In addition we also provide assessment facilities for a number of university distance learning programmes, both here and abroad, as well as delivering examinations for a growing number of professional bodies eg NEBOSH and AAT.
Each centre is able to accommodate a minimum of 80 candidates per exam session on any given day with some centres having capacity to sit over 400 candidates per day utilising an alternate venues located in close proximity to our exam centre.
The range of qualification assessments we typically offer are detailed below. However, this list is not exhaustive and should you require an assessment not featured here please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to assist you.
- Pearson International GCSE
- International A-Levels
- Modern Foreign/Lesser Taught Language Speaking Tests
- A-Level Science Practical Endorsements (CPACs)
- A-Level Geography Fieldwork
- Environmental Science Field Trips
- Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) Coursework
- Functional Skills
- Professional qualifications
- University distance learning
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications
We host GCSE examinations from the following Awarding Organisaions:
- Pearson Edexcel
Excluding Science subjects, where we advise candidates to sit alternative IGCSE sciences to avoid the practical element contained within GCSE Science specifications, we offer assessment on over 45 subjects and 100+ specifications across all Awarding Organisations
Details of the subjects we offer can be found here.
Don’t worry…essentially they are the same qualification! Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) hold the trademark for ‘IGCSE’ preventing Pearson Edexcel from using the same name for their alternate suite of subjects. Hence Pearson Edexcel use the term International GCSE. CAIE and Pearson Edexcel are the only two Awarding Organisations offering ‘International GCSEs’.
For those candidates outside of mainstream education seeking to attain a GCSE in a science based subject, we strongly advise them to look at the IGCSE option as it does not require access to a laboratory to complete ‘practicals’ assessment as required by GCSE specifications.
We are presently able to assess over 60 IGCSE/International GCSE subjects, with over one third of those classified as a foreign language. 125+ specifications across both Awarding Organisations.
Details of the subjects we offer can be found here.
A Level (Ofqual Regulated)
We host Ofqual regulated AS and A Levels, ie those made available in the vast majority of schools in England and Wales, offered by the following Awarding Organisations:
We presently offer over 50 subjects at A/AS Level via 120+ distinct specifications.
Details of the subjects we offer can be found here
International A Levels
In addition to Ofqual regulated A Levels we also offer International AS and A Levels offered by the following Awarding Organisations:
Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)
The CAIE specifications are similar to A Levels offered in England and Wales.
However, there are some differences. For example, if you’re studying sciences, CAIE courses ‘Practicals’ are an assessment requirement unlike A Levels where they are optional. CAIE assessments are also held twice per year (January and Summer) whereas A Level exams are only sat each Summer. So, in theory, you could sit your CAIE AS papers in January and your CAIE A Level papers in the Summer.
We also host Pearson Edexcel International A Levels. Unlike Ofqual regulated and CAIE A Levels, which are linearsied ie all assessments are taken at the end of study, Pearson Edexcel International A Levels are unitised
The benefit of Pearson Edexcel IALs, over Ofqual regulated and CAIE A Levels, is that they use the popular and flexible modular approach for all 21 subjects offered, with the exception of Law. This means exams can be taken at the end of each unit of study, or throughout the programme of study when a student feels prepared and ready, or all together at the end the course. This flexibility, together with exam series in January, June and October, for most subjects and allowing unit re-sits ensures learners have more opportunities to get feedback to improve their performance and get the grade they need to progress
Please note that Pearson Edexcel International A Levels morning paper start time is 7.30am and afternoon paper start time is 9.30am
Details of the subjects we offer can be found here
Functional Skills are the essential elements of English, Mathematics and ICT
Helping learners to develop higher levels of practical skills in English, Mathematics and ICT which can be applied to real life contexts. Many universities, colleges and employers accept Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications as alternatives to GCSE although we advise you check beforehand.
Tutors & Exams routinely assess Pearson Edexcel Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills in all three subjects and each centre has a scheduled Functional Skills exam timetable, with at least one date set each month.
We also offer remote invigilation for Maths and English which can be booked through our Coventry centre (Minimum 48 hours notice from receipt of payment). Please note for English you still need to take the speaking test at one of our centres.
Please note we do not offer entry 3 level.
When you book an exam please ensure that you also complete and return by email to email@example.com this declaration form Remote Invigilation | Learner Declaration Form (pearson.com)
Also, before you take your exam please familiarise yourself with all the requirements on the following checklist Learner Guidance Conditions Checklist
Intensive Level 2 Maths Class
If you are looking to study Functional Skills, Tutors & Exams recommend Groundmark Learning. They offer online Level 2 Functional Skills courses for English and Mathematics.
Tutors & Exams have approved AAT examination venues for both ‘Synoptic’ and ‘On Demand’ unit testing at a number of our centres for both 2016 and 2022 syllabus.
Remote Invigilation is available through our listed locations for candidates taking QA2016 syllabus only and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
For candidates taking the new Q2022 syllabus you will be sent an email from AAT once you have registered for your exam. Please keep an eye out as it contains a link to set up a username and password to bring with you to the assessment. However, this link only lasts for 24 hours.
The AAT Accounting Qualifications provide practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world. AAT’s short qualifications provide a solid foundation in bookkeeping and accounting software, acting as a good starting point if you’re new to these subjects.
AAT is open to everyone – you don’t need previous qualifications or experience, and you can work at a pace that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need.
AAT offers a range of benefits for student members (including study support, career advice to help find the perfect job and exclusive discounts), as well as a route into chartered accountancy. If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualification will give you generous exemptions.
Please note if you have any access arrangements needs, you will be required to apply and pay at least six weeks prior to assessment date in order to allow enough time to have this approved by AAT
University Distance Learning
We accommodate Distance Learning Programmes assessments for several Universities.
Tutors & Exams Coventry, Bolton and Doncaster are approved examination centres for:
- – University of London International Programmes
- – Edinburgh Business School and Heriot Watt.
We have worked with many Universities across the world to deliver one-off exams to their learners on vacation or learning in the UK. If you believe Tutors & Exams could assist your university in delivering your assessment requirements, either with distance leaning programmes or university entrance exams, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
University of London
Tutors & Exams Coventry and Bolton are approved University of London International Programmes Examination centres. We accommodate their Distance Learning Programme’s assessments.
You will need to complete University of London’s Examination Application Form and send it to us to complete the application process. Please refer to Tutors & Exams Fees List for entry fees.
Upon receipt of the application form we will issue you with an invoice which can be paid by bank transfer, cash or card payment. Please state at the time of returning the application form what your intended payment method will be, and we will send you a WorldPay link if required. Please note we do not accept cheques. Your validation code will be issued once payment is received.
The above process needs to be completed by University of London’s deadline. More information about UoL entry deadlines and examinations can be viewed here.
Joining instructions, including centre details and examination start times, will be forwarded to you on completion of booking. Please be aware that our examination start times differ to University of London’s published start times.
Withdrawals and Refunds: If you wish to withdraw from a UoL exam that you have booked previously, please email your centre. Refunds will be issued up to 28 days prior to the examination date, less a £50 admin fee charge.
If you require any further information in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Edinburgh Business School and
Heriot Watt University
Tutors & Exams Coventry and Bolton are approved EBS and Heriot Watt Examination centres. We accommodate their Distance Learning Programme’s assessments. Just contact your exams office to let them know you want to sit exams at one of our centres.
We have worked with dozens of Universities across the world to deliver one off exams to their learners on vacation or learning in the UK. Contact us to let us know your needs and we will arrange your exams with your learning provider.
UK University Distance Learning
We work with a number of UK Universities and Distance Learning providers to offer assessments that fit their requirements. If you are studying a Distance Learning Course and interested in sitting your assessment in one of our centres, contact us to see how we can help.
Exams don’t just offer your traditional A Levels and GCSE’s. We are an approved assessment centre for several professional organisations and we’re always looking to support more! If you are a supplier of Professional Qualifications and need an exam venue, we can work with you. We can cater for any number of candidates in a location that suits you (dependent on regulatory requirements).
Student with Special Needs
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment